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Thread: JC Penney sold fabric?

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    Senior Member Dandish's Avatar
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    I picked up some fabric at the thrift store today - a green gingham - that still had a JC Penney tag on it. It was apparently a remnant, 1-1/4 yards, with a price of 79 cents. I never knew Penney's had sold fabric - does anybody know when they stopped? I'd like to know if this is a true cotton gingham, too. I'd post a pic, but it's already in the washer. Perhaps later.

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    How interesting.......I'll be curious to see if anyone has the answer.

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    Never knew they sold fabric.

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    Yep. Years and years ago. In the 60s I believe. My mom worked in the fabric department of Montgomery Ward's in the 60s.

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    I remember Mom mail ordering fabric from Sears, Penny's and Montgomery Ward's.
    When I was 10, she ordered fabric yardage that they offered that matched the bedspreads she ordered for my room. They had all kinds of different collections that belonged to different items they sold.
    I am not sure when they stopped carrying fabric though :D:D:D

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    I used to shop J.C. Penney for fabric with my mother. I bet they haven't sold fabric for about 40 years. I was about 10 when we used to buy remants.

    I'm sure it is 100% cotton.

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    I can remember in the mid-70's when they had buttons and zippers...so maybe they had fabric too...I wasn't quilting back then, so it wouldn't have caught my eye.

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    i remember my grandmother buying quilt kits there applique and embroidery blocks for quilts

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    I worked at JC Penneys in the mid to late 70's, around 76 and 77. The fabric dept was still there and even then I bought fabric but for sewing clothes not quilting. I believe it was eliminated right around that time as well. I don't recall them getting rid of it while I worked there so it must have been after I left.

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    Years ago, all the big dept. stores sold fabric, like Penny's & Sears. Use to get really great deals too, especially when polyester was so popular & the thing to make clothes out of...

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